And may I also put in a plug for other performing arts:
vocal, instrumental, and dramatic arts. There is quite a bit
of research supporting rigorous instrumental music programs.
As an artist, former music teacher, and classroom teacher, my
words to live by are these: "Art is the glue that hold
knowledge together and give it meaning."
On 8/07/13, recently retired Super wrote:
> Hello, I retired two years ago from the DOE. I would like
> to let all new Admin who read this that the best way to
> raise test scores in your school is to implement a good
> Visual Arts program. Find the funding. When I was at my
> school I turned a blind eye to all the research people put
> in front of me stating that visual art helps with problem
> solving, cognitive thinking ect.. It does work. NYC and
> other schools need the arts now. Good luck at your new jobs
> and for the record, when I was an Superintendent I loved
> reading this site. There are a lot of thoughtful comments
> on here. Good Luck in September.
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